ISLAMABAD: A three-member special court bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab resumed hearing of Musharraf treason case today.
The head of an intelligence agency did not appear despite the court orders; however, another official of the agency along with two officers of the interior ministry appeared in the court and briefed the judges in their chamber about the security situation and threats to the former president.
Briefing the court, the intelligence agency official said that General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf was facing threats of terrorist attacks since his arrival in Pakistan.
He told the court that there were reports that the militants could target the Former President at any point during his movement from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to the special court.
The official of the intelligence agency also briefed the judges on the details of past attacks on Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi.
On the other hand, the court has ordered the interior ministry to provide fool-proof security to the former president on the occasion of his appearance in the court on Friday.
Earlier, a three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab heard the case pertaining to the treason allegations leveled against Retired General Musharraf.
As soon as the hearing began, one of the lawyers representing Musharraf, advocate Anwar Mansoor said he was not feeling well and doctors had advised him to take rest. Justice Faisal Arab remarked that he can provide arguments over petitions tomorrow on which he replied that he will not be fit to argue tomorrow even.
Meanwhile, prosecutor Tariq Hassan reminded the court about indictment of Musharraf due on March 14, 2014. The bench said they were well-aware of indictment but cannot pressurize any counsel to provide arguments.
Adjourning the hearing till tomorrow, the bench maintained its order over Musharraf’s appearance in court for indictment.